Lake-Sumter Community College

Emergencies on Campus


Emergency Operations Plan

 A full copy of LSSC's emergency operations and response plan is available here:

Emergency Alerts

When we experience an emergency situation that poses an immediate threat to the campus community, we will communicate updates through:

  • LSSC Alert system (text messaging)

  • A recorded message on the main college phone line 352-787-3747

  • LSSC’s website  

  • Emails to student Lakehawk mail accounts 

  • LSSC’s social media pages

  • Emails to LSSC Faculty & staff

Severe Weather

Florida's hurricane season lasts from June 1st through November 30th. The National Hurricane Center provides information about hurricanes and other severe weather at
During any threatening weather, LSSC monitors updates from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center in coordination with local authorities in Lake & Sumter counties.  In the event of a college-wide or specific campus closure, local newspapers, TV and radio outlets will also be notified.

LSSC Security & Facilities

If people, equipment, or buildings could be endangered or damaged by failure to correct the problem promptly or if the problem poses a security risk, then consider it an emergency.

During regular office hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, complete a “Track-IT,” Facilities Work Order. After hours and when Facilities personnel are not readily available, an emergency should be reported to Security at:

Leesburg - (352) 516-3795
South Lake - (352) 536-2143
Sumter - (352) 303-7296 

Informa-Cast System

Should a weather emergency happen with very short notice, such as a tornado, all classrooms and offices are also now equipped with the Informa-cast system that will alert you to what the emergency is and what steps you should take to respond to the emergency.